Remote Bible study

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be conducting Bible study remotely via Zoom teleconferencing.  Zoom allows our pastor to conduct the study from his computer and allows participants to see, hear, speak, participate in breakout groups, ask questions, and even remotely raise their hands!


Our remote Bible study has recessed for the summer.  Previous sessions will stay posted below.  We will resume Bible study in September.


First, Zoom provides a how-to video that walks you through the step-by-step process of what you will need to join.


Second, members of Redeemer will receive an email link toward the end of the week that they can click on to join the Bible study.  If you are not receiving that email and would like to participate, please email us and we can add you to our list.


Finally, materials and handouts will be posted below for each session.  Please download them in advance of each session.

    january 3: 1 Samuel

    Even many Christians are unfamiliar with the history of Old Testament Israel, filled with so many confusing people, places, and events foreign to us in twenty-first century America.  This study of 1 Samuel shows how the history of God's people then is relevant to God's people now.  From January - March, we focus on the lives of Saul & David, the first kings of Israel.


    Today we introduce the entire second half of the book of 1 Samuel by looking at Saul's downfall and the Lord's rejection of him as king.  Our objective will be to envision ways in which an attitude that simply goes through the motions of religious life could lead to the downfall of a church today.


    Download the study guide here: L1_Saul_Rejected.pdf

    JANUARY 10: 1 SAMUEL

    Even many Christians are unfamiliar with the history of Old Testament Israel, filled with so many confusing people, places, and events foreign to us in twenty-first century America.  This study of 1 Samuel shows how the history of God's people then is relevant to God's people now.  From January - March, we focus on the lives of Saul & David, the first kings of Israel.


    Today we introduce the person of David and study his anointing as king and his entrance into King Saul's court.  Our objective will be to extrapolate applications for the church today when we focus on outward appearances instead of the character of the heart.


    Download the study guide here: L2_David_Anointed.pdf

    JANUARY 24: 1 SAMUEL

    Even many Christians are unfamiliar with the history of Old Testament Israel, filled with so many confusing people, places, and events foreign to us in twenty-first century America.  This study of 1 Samuel shows how the history of God's people then is relevant to God's people now.  From January - March, we focus on the lives of Saul & David, the first kings of Israel.


    Today we envision what it would be like to experience the famous battle of David and Goliath.  Our objective will be to explore ways the common understanding of this story misunderstands the true focus.


    Download the study guide here: L3_David_Goliath.pdf

    january 31: 1 Samuel

    Even many Christians are unfamiliar with the history of Old Testament Israel, filled with so many confusing people, places, and events foreign to us in twenty-first century America.  This study of 1 Samuel shows how the history of God's people then is relevant to God's people now.  From January - March, we focus on the lives of Saul & David, the first kings of Israel.


    Today we explore Saul's growing jealousy of David and David's marriage to Saul's daughter.  Our objective will be to apply lessons about jealousy and joy to our lives today.


    Download the study guide here: L4_Saul_s_Jealousy.pdf

    february 7: 1 Samuel

    Even many Christians are unfamiliar with the history of Old Testament Israel, filled with so many confusing people, places, and events foreign to us in twenty-first century America.  This study of 1 Samuel shows how the history of God's people then is relevant to God's people now.  From January - March, we focus on the lives of Saul & David, the first kings of Israel.


    Today we study Saul's murderous threats to David, which leads him to flee for his life.  From this chapter to the end of the book, David will be a fugitive.  After comparing this capture to a psalm David wrote during this time, our objective will be to discuss how we can face dangerous situations today.


    Download the study guide here: L5_Saul_Threatens_David.pdf

    february 14: 1 samuel

    Even many Christians are unfamiliar with the history of Old Testament Israel, filled with so many confusing people, places, and events foreign to us in twenty-first century America.  This study of 1 Samuel shows how the history of God's people then is relevant to God's people now.  From January - March, we focus on the lives of Saul & David, the first kings of Israel.


    Today we study David and Jonathan's surprising friendship, based on a shared commitment to the Lord and each other.  Our objective will be to write a letter to a friend who feels Christian friendships provide no more benefits than secular friendships.  


    Download the study guide here: L6_David_Jonathan.pdf

    FEBRUARY 21: 1 SAMUEL

    Even many Christians are unfamiliar with the history of Old Testament Israel, filled with so many confusing people, places, and events foreign to us in twenty-first century America.  This study of 1 Samuel shows how the history of God's people then is relevant to God's people now.  From January - March, we focus on the lives of Saul & David, the first kings of Israel.


    Today we study David's early flight to the towns of Nob, Gath, Adullam, and Mizpah.  After looking at psalms composed during this time, our objective will be to develop a word cloud that summarizes an emotional reaction to these dangerous and tragic events.  


    Download the study guide here: L7_David_Flees.pdf

    february 28: 1 Samuel

    Even many Christians are unfamiliar with the history of Old Testament Israel, filled with so many confusing people, places, and events foreign to us in twenty-first century America.  This study of 1 Samuel shows how the history of God's people then is relevant to God's people now.  From January - March, we focus on the lives of Saul & David, the first kings of Israel.


    Today we study how David spared Saul's life.  Our objective will be to develop an appropriate response when you face wrongful attacks or accusations.


    Download the study guide here: L8_David_Spares_Saul.pdf

    march 7: 1 samuel

    Even many Christians are unfamiliar with the history of Old Testament Israel, filled with so many confusing people, places, and events foreign to us in twenty-first century America.  This study of 1 Samuel shows how the history of God's people then is relevant to God's people now.  From January - March, we focus on the lives of Saul & David, the first kings of Israel.


    Today we study Samuel's death and David's marriage to Abigail.  Our objective will be to develop a newspaper headline that accurately and fairly captures the emotion present in this chapter.


    Download the study guide here: L9_David_Abigail.pdf

    march 14: 1 samuel

    Even many Christians are unfamiliar with the history of Old Testament Israel, filled with so many confusing people, places, and events foreign to us in twenty-first century America.  This study of 1 Samuel shows how the history of God's people then is relevant to God's people now.  From January - March, we focus on the lives of Saul & David, the first kings of Israel.


    Today we study David's time living among Israel's adversary, the Philistines.  Our objective will be to determine the proper role of reason in the Christian life whenever we face challenging or dangerous situations.


    Download the study guide here: L10_David_Philistines.pdf

    march 21: 1 Samuel

    Even many Christians are unfamiliar with the history of Old Testament Israel, filled with so many confusing people, places, and events foreign to us in twenty-first century America.  This study of 1 Samuel shows how the history of God's people then is relevant to God's people now.  From January - March, we focus on the lives of Saul & David, the first kings of Israel.


    Today we study Saul's visit to the witch of Endor.  Our objective will be to respond to someone who feels that dabbling in superstition or sorcery is simply harmless fun.


    Download the study guide here: L11_Saul_in_Endor.pdf

    MARCH 28: 1 SAMUEL

    Even many Christians are unfamiliar with the history of Old Testament Israel, filled with so many confusing people, places, and events foreign to us in twenty-first century America.  This study of 1 Samuel shows how the history of God's people then is relevant to God's people now.  From January - March, we focus on the lives of Saul & David, the first kings of Israel.


    Today we conclude our study by looking at Saul's death at the battle of Mt. Gilboa.  Our objective will be to evaluate Saul's spiritual condition at the end of his life.


    Download the study guide here: L12_Saul_s_Death.pdf